Ginger Milk Custard: A Decadent yet Healthy Dessert
Ginger milk custard is a very popular sweet Chinese dessert made with ginger juice, fresh milk and sugar. It’s such a delightful dessert. It is super soft. light and has a luscious almost silky and velvety texture. The heat from the ginger makes the dessert so soothing and warm. It is a wonderful dessert which you will love after the first taste and you will be craving for more, that I can assure you.
Ginger Starch: Milk Custard Forms Like Magic
The amazing part about this ginger milk custard is there is no steaming or baking involved in making the dessert. The warm milk, will be able to curdle into a custard just by adding some ginger juice. Hence, there is a need to ensure the ginger juice extracted when set aside in a bowl, contains a white layer of starch which settles at the bottom. This starch or enzyme acts as a natural coagulant to solidify the milk when the milk hits the ginger juice. If no starch is present, you may need to look for other ginger to juice before proceeding.
The Secret To Success To Making This Delicious Dessert
Also, the temperature of the milk is very important. You need to heat the milk till it smokes or hand hot before adding to the ginger juice. If the milk is too hot or too cold, it will not set. Last but not least, the techniques involved in adding the warm milk to the ginger juice is also crucial to the success of this sweet custard. Give the ginger juice a good stir just before adding the warm milk.
Pour the milk in one go from a height above the bowl to ensure the milk and ginger juice are well mixed when the milk “crushed” into the ginger juice. Be sure not to stir or even move the bowls. The enzymes in the ginger juice will gently curdles the milk, thus creating an ultra soft custard within minutes. Just like magic, your guests will surely be impressed.
Serve immediately and Enjoy!
Ginger Milk Custard 姜汁撞奶
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- 250 ml fresh milk
- 2 tsp sugar, to taste
- 4 tsp fresh ginger juice
- 2 bowls
- First, wash and peel the skin off the ginger. Then grate ginger and juice it by pressing the grated ginger through a fine sieve.
- Make sure that the ginger juice has starch in it.
- Stir well the ginger juice and place 2 teaspoon each of the juice into the serving bowls.
- Next, place milk in a saucepan Place milk and sugar into a saucepan and heat over low flame. Stir to make sure sugar is dissolved. Heat till just smokey and remove from heat.
- Just before pouring the milk into bowls, give the ginger juice a good stir. Then, immediately pour milk from a height to fill about 3/4 full.
- When milk has been added, DO NOT stir or move the bowl. Wait for about 5 to 10 minutes and the ginger milk should be curdled.
- This delectable dessert can be served at room temperature or served chilled. They taste equally good. So Enjoy!